Here’s the Party In A Box dock / speaker system by Soul Electronics (rapper Ludacris’ line of audio products). This system is big enough to dock an iPad comfortably, but comes with both AirPlay and Bluetooth connectivity and a 5.8GHz transciever able to stream uncompressed CD audio or hook up with wireless speakers – but who cares, it sports analog VU-meters!
Speaker-wise there’s dual 6.5" subwoofers, two 3" midrange speakers and four 1" tweeters. Power-wise you can run it on a 110/240V power supply, a 12V cigarette lighter adapter or just regular batteries if you want to take it with you.
From the product page:
“The PIAB P910 is the ultimate wireless, high performance entertainment system. Unmatched in its class, this innovative system generates the dynamic sound of a full home theater system in the form of a portable and stylish box. A powerful 8-speaker omnidirectional hybrid system fills the room with unparalleled deep bass, and crystal clear mids and highs, while wireless technology allows streaming of music through Bluetooth.”
(…oh, and there’s HDMI as well, allowing you to hook it up to your TV).
Say hi to Bowers & Wilkins A7, a stylish, wireless music system with AirPlay support, meaning you can hook up your iPhone, iPad, iPhone Touch or Mac (if you’ve got Mac OS X Mountain Lion) and stream music easy as pie. Hell, you can add another A7 and it forms a really good looking – albeit expensive – multiroom system.
Beneath the brushed aluminum surface you’ll find a 6″ Kevlar subwoofer, four high quality stereo drivers along with five dedicated Class D amplifiers for a “natural and widely spread sound” with a rich and deep bass. Remember these are the ones that did the odd-looking (but well-sounding) Zeppelin Air.
“Wireless audio is upsampled through A7’s audiophile-quality 96kHz/24bit Digital-to-Analogue Convertor (DAC), reducing noise and increasing dynamic range, for a more detailed, natural sound from the high-quality drive units. Not all sound is good sound. A7 features tube-loaded tweeters first seen on our flagship Nautilus™ speaker. Rear reflections in the cabinet are absorbed by the design, to ensure pure high frequencies”
Looking for a new set of stylish Airplay speakers? Here’s NS2 Air Monitors by the Swedish up and coming brand Nocs, allowing you to stream music from your computer (Mac/PC), iPad, iPhone or iPod wirelessly. The 70W NS2:s sports hand-built rubber coated cabinets (available in six colors), silk dome tweeters and Kevlar reinforced woofers.
Nixon, one of my all-time fav makers of watches, just launched the RPM Over-Ear DJ Headphones available in white, black/silver and black/gold. These phones come with 40mm drivers tuned for DJ monitoring, articulating joints, gel filled ear cushions and an interlocking 2m coiled cable as well as an additional iPhone compatible cable (1.3m and braided) with a remote and microphone if you want to use it while commuting instead. Oh, and a molded travel case.
Belkin’s Chef Stand + Stylus is designed to make cooking while using your iPad / tablet a whole lot easier (or, less messy at least). The case-compatible stand sports a non-slip rubber base and the magnetic tip on the wand works with any touchscreen.
This is the Ozaki iSuppli Gramo iPhone Charger / Speaker, equipped with a working, old-school gramophone style speaker for music or Facetime sessions even your grandparents would approve of. Available in white, black and red.
Time for some nostalgia; this Sunday it’ll be 10 years since Apple cancelled one of their oddest computers, the Power Mac G4 Cube. I haven’t thought about this one for quite a while, but it’s still a beautiful machine and it really pushed the boundaries for how a computer could look like back then. Hell, if you’d just re-design the grill on top it’d still look good on a desktop today.
The G4 Cube didn’t become the success Apple had hoped for so it lived a relatively short life. The cubic 8" computer was suspended in a 10" clear housing and there was no visible buttons. Also, to live up to the ads proclaiming it as “a super fast, super quiet super computer – in an 8 inch cube” it ran without a fan, using a convection system to suck up air through the housing instead.
This is The Bridge IIIP by Harman Kardon, besides acting like a really stylish docking station that’ll keep your iPod or iPhone recharged it’ll play their contents (both music and HD video) through any Bridge-ready A/V Harman Kardon receiver and hook up with it seamlessly. So, if you own a Harman Kardon system today this might just be worth taking a look at.